ORNETTE COLEMAN IN SKOPJE TONIGHT
Ornette Coleman is going to perform tonight at the Skopje Jazz Festival which kicked off last friday and ends this evening.
The visit of Ornette Coleman is absolutely the highlight of this year's 25th edition.
Coleman is an American saxophonist and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement in the 'sixties. The man who once said “Jazz must be free” is called the father of free-jazz and modern jazz in general.
Coleman was Born in Fort Worth, Texas on March 9, 1930, Coleman's father died when he was seven. His mother worked hard to buy Coleman his first saxophone when he was 14 years old. Teaching himself sight reading from a piano book, Coleman absorbed the instrument and began playing with local rhythm and blues bands.
Ornette is also credited for a new music concept where he gives equal place to melody, rhythm and harmony thus releasing improvisation that depends on them. The concept was called “Harmelodic” and pulled down the usual metrics and harmony structures enabling musicians to improvise at the same time.
MD: This evening is allready the end, let next year be as great as this year and those of you who are in Skopje, go see Coleman Tonight!!!